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Train carrying Boeing 737 fuselages derailed by tornado

At least one Boeing 737 fuselage was damaged after a tornado ripped a train off its tracks in Nebraska.

Reports are sketchy, but the incident was caught in a video.

Boeing 737 fuselages are built by Spirit AeroSystems in Wichita, then put on a train for the journey to Boeing’s Renton, Wash., plant for assembly.

Spirit spokeswoman Debbie Gann said the company understood there had been some damage but did not yet know the extent or how many fuselages may have been involved.

She referred inquiries to Boeing on the incident. The fuselages become the property of Boeing as soon as they leave Spirit’s facility, she said.

A Boeing spokeswoman did not immediately know about the incident. But an early report said a tornado passed directly over the train around Hamilton, Neb., derailing several of the cars. The tail of one fuselage was punctured during the aftermath.

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